Motorcyclist killed in wreck with garbage truck


by Catherine Holland

Raw video from Chopper 3 (no audio)

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 8:09 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 18 at 10:40 AM

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PHOENIX -- A motorcyclist is dead after colliding with a garbage truck Friday morning.

It happened at 16th Street and Cave Creek Road, just west of Stoney Mountain Park.

Aerial video from Chopper 3 showed the garbage truck stopped in the middle of street next to debris from the destroyed motorcycle.

According to Phoenix police, Jason Nazos, 40, was traveling southbound on Cave Creek Road from Thunderbird Road when he collided with the truck, which was making a left turn onto Cave Creek to travel northbound.

Nazos died at the scene.

The 34-year-old man driving the truck was not injured.

The investigation is ongoing.